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to bay area homes. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. >>> caltrans admits the new eastern span in the bay bridge has its flaws, but tonight officials insist it is safe enough to with stand an earthquake. good evening. i'm julie haener. >> i'm frank somerville. ktvu sat down exclusively today with the chief engineer of the new bay bridge to discuss the criticisms surrounding the eastern span. today, caltrans admitted some welds may suffer damage in an earthquake, that the alignment of some sections of the bridge are off by as much as 8 millimeters, and that a third of the bolts on the bridge have become wet because of leaks. only on 2 tonight, ktvu's tom vavar speaks to the bridge's chief engineer about what all of this means and what critics are saying about that. tom. >> well, the chief has called -- his name is bryan mahoney. he's been at this a long time. in fact, he's been with the replacement project since the quake damaged the original bridge a quarter century ago. >> caltrans chief bridge engineer says though many bridge criti
allowed, but neighbors say dogs run wild and no one is around to enforce it. ktvu channel 2 news at 7:00 is next. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 7:00. >> it won't end the drought, but rain is on the way. good evening. i'm gasia mikaelian. we're back on storm watch tonight as a round of much-needed rain moves toward the bay area. these pictures are from 90 minutes ago. before dark you can see clouds gathering. the rain is expected to arrive in the morning. meteorologist rosemary is in our weather center tracking that storm. >> gasia, for most of us the transition began today. it was a lot cooler out there, cloudier. a little breezy. you could see mostly cloudy skies. storm tracker 2 showing you that over the bay area. i back it up here. we have the storm in site. it will be with us for tomorrow. i want to give you a quick timeline here. as we get going tomorrow morning, we're mainly dry. perhaps a little bit of drizzle with rain still offshore. by 8:00, 9:00 or so it's moving into north bay as well as the central bay. we'll dea
krueger and ryan warner will be back in court next month. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we've been digging for information on this story ever since it first broke, and we've posted much of our work on our web site ktvu.com. you can also read the criminal complaint there in its entirety. >>> everyone's storm watch tonight. we'll start with a live look outside. it is cloudy over the bay tonight. this is from our camera? emeryville look out toward the city. the transition to cooler weather has begun and a storm is brewing off the california coast. our chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking that storm and has the timing on when the rain is expected to start. bill. >> that's right, gasia. we need the rain. this is a good storm coming in. actually, it's more than one storm. it's a couple. here's no. 1 sitting right here. that shows up tomorrow. here's no. 2 sitting out behind it. that shows up on friday. we're coming a little closer. you can see the clouds thickening up. if i pull up the radar sweeps right now, two ray dors going, two dopplers. you see a little bit of moistening up in the a
this new development and you'll hear from him coming up at 6:00. live in hercules, ktvu channel 2 news. >> school administrators were quick to act yesterday in part because they have had issues before with transgender students. just four months ago, another transgender student was involved in a fight at hercules high school. 16-year-old said the fight followed several days of taunting and bullying. the west contra costa school district revised its policies. the action was in response to a federal report issued last fall that said those issues were prevalent at district schools. >>> new at 5:00, an attack on an 80-year-old woman. she was tied up and robbed in her own home. she lives in a quiet subdivision in dublin. paul chambers is live at dublin police department on what action police are taking to address residents fears. paul. >> heather, i spoke with dublin police. they will hold a meeting this week. i have also learned from a woman who asked me not to show her identity. it was not the only thing that happened in that community. >> fourth incident in less than a week. i think it w
chances will be added to the forecast. >>> we have ktvu's team coverage as some residents around the bay area prepare for possible flooding and crews take steps to try to minimize any storm-related damage. >>> and we're monsterring the traffic and we'll talk -- monsterring the traffic and -- monsterring the traffic and we'll talk to the chp about what to prepare for as drivers develop chur out onto the wet roads -- venture out on the wet. >>> the first of the rain begins to arrive. people have begun to pick up sandbags, clear out gutters and trim trees ahead of the rain expected over the next few days. we have ktvu team coverage with reporters covering all over the bay area, from the south bay to the east bay and the slick road conditions in between. we start with mark tamayo tracking the rain. >> the first waves of rain, the first round of rain pushing across parts of the bay area. picking up, as you can see on live stormtracker2, we've been watching this. right now the steadiest activity is up in the north bay. you can see the greens and the yellows showing up there. there's the live d
looking over pretty gray scene toward the bay bridge. we have ktvu team coverage with our reporters spread out across the bay area tracking fladded roadways -- flooded roadways, downed trees and weather- related traffic accidents. stormwatch starts now. we begin here with rosemary tracking the conditions right now. >> yes. you were here when it was really storming. still at this hour, the wet weather continues. the spotty showers will be with us through your entire friday. you can see stormtracker2 showing you a combination of light showers and moderate showers. we have a few falling over livermore. let's start in the south bay area where we have light scattered showers over san jose. morgan hill and gilroy reporting light showers as well. if we shift into the central portions of the bay, we'll get closer in and around livermore where moderate rain is falling around 580, pleasanton, sunol, you may have moderate rain falling over your city as well. as we get into the central bay and north bay, you can see very sporadic rain showers falling but the bay bridge right now, a wet one. san franci
it last night. tonight the toll bridge program oversight committee was briefed on that long list and ktvu's tom baker was the only reporter to talk with bridge officials as they left that meeting and he joins us live. tom. >> the committee is comprised of the head of caltrans, the head of the california transportation commission and steve who is the head of the mtc and chairman. now what they wanted to do was not just talk about those items and many other items that will be fixed, they wanted to know about other long-term kind of things and they wanted to hear direct from caltrans other than the way they normally hear about it, which is usually in the news. based on these punch lists that we showed you yesterday, the questions the oversight committee is most interested in boils down to three main questions. what major items are still unresolved? what items will require more than the planned amount of maintenance? and what potentially embarrassing issues still remain that lawmakers in the media will widely publicize? >> we have a draft report on the maintenance issues and it still needs so
in oakland, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> check this out -- the rain is causing dangerous flash flooding around the bay area. that's a real hazard for drivers. this might be one of the worst situations. this is video of standing water in the area of santa clara street where it turns into the alameda/san jose. at least two drivers had to be rescued when they drove into high water and got stuck. they say they never saw the water before driving into it. >> another traffic issue, this crash happened at the hickey boulevard exit on 280 in daly city around 2:30 this morning. no one was hurt. but a couple of lanes were blocked for a short time. >>> 7:06. thousands of bay area homes and businesses have no power. pg&e says the biggest outages are in the north bay. two separate blackouts affecting 5700 customers near napa. in the san jose area, 660 homes and businesses are without power. in pittsburg, 328 customers are in the dark. a power pole was knocked down. more than 100 have no electricity in san francisco. just a handful of people on the peninsula have no power. in most cases, the
driver caused a city block's worth of damage and what's being investigated as a dui crash. ktvu's alex savidge has been at the scene since 4:30 this morning. he will show us more of the damage coming up in just a few minutes. it is tuesday, march 4th. good morning, once again. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. >>> let's check weather and traffic. rosemary is in for steve. do we need an umbrella? >> yeah, we may, just for these morning hours. i think once we get past the two or three hours, we'll be in good shape. stormtracker2 not picking up on any radar. but the drizzle is still falling and below the beam. can't show you any green in our area. but it's damp out there. the roads are slick. the drizzle continues to follow in addition to patchy fog in many areas. if we get up the hill, we have a light scattered shower falling. this is winding down. 4 to 8 inches reported for the higher elevations. i will have a look at some of our rainfall totals in the last 24 hours coming up in just a moment. but i have to take you back through the evening commute yesterday. and then
problems with it. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in palo alto just one city in santa clara county bracing for potential flooding. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. there is light rain falling right now here in palo alto. there is concern about flooding in various parts of the peninsula. you can see here, i'm surrounded by sandbags. i'm here at a pickup location on embarcadero. this is a great way to protect your property by lining it with these bags. somebody just came by a little while ago and loaded bag in their car. it was sprinkling in east palo alto where the city has designated sandbag pickup locations, including this one on university avenue. now, city officials are concerned because of the major flooding that took place when a storm hit in december of 2012. the creek crested. the surrounding neighborhoods flooded causing damage to streets. with rain hitting over the next few weeks, they are preparing. crews are on standby around the clock for the next few days to handle any situations that might arrive. there are 23 locations in the south bay where you can pick it u
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